Leonardo DiCaprio wasn’t fooling anyone when he showed up “incognito” to brunch at Keith McNally’s French bistro Balthazar on Sunday.
The brazen restaurateur, who made headlines last month for calling James Corden a rude patron, took to Instagram to share his famed New York City eatery’s brunch report, in which a staffer described DiCaprio’s surprise visit that left other customers “starstruck.”
“One of the highlights of the day today was that Leonardo DiCaprio came in as a walk-in today just after we finished brunch service,” the employee reported. “His agent checked him in at the door and I seated him and his guest for transition on table 61.”
The report stated that the “Wolf of Wall Street” star, 48, came “in disguise” wearing a mask and a baseball cap.
“Despite being incognito, he was still very recognizable. Especially by starstruck guests,” the staffer continued.
Even though the Balthazar staff wanted to give DiCaprio VIP treatment, they were under strict orders from McNally, 71, to handle the Oscar winner like any guest.
“Some of the staff including me (I’m embarrassed to say!), wanted to do something VERY SPECIAL for Leonardo, but you were quite adamant that we do Absolutely Nothing for him, so we didn’t. Which is kind of a pity, but you’re boss. (FOR NOW!) Just joking!” the worker concluded.ORDER A COPY OF ROB’S NEW BEST SELLING BOOK! Called “America’s Number ONE Gossip Columnist” by The National Enquirer. Rob ‘Naughty But Nice’ Shuter breaks celebrity news every day on his website NaughtyGossip.com where he delivers all the dish about the stars we love in his naughty but nice signature style. You can also catch him co-hosting and breaking celebrity news on Good Day New York, The Today Show, The Talk, Wendy Williams Show, CNN, Extra and Z100’s ‘Elvis Duran.’ Previously, Rob was the Huffington Post’s only celebrity columnist and the former executive editor of OK! Magazine. Rob has also hosted his own Saturday night talk show on Mark Cuban’s channel and his own daily morning show, ‘The Gossip Table,’ on VH1! Breaking some of the biggest entertainment stories, including Jamie Lynn Spears’s pregnancy news, Britney’s first post-meltdown interview, Eva Longoria’s wedding, and baby exclusives for Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling and Mathew McConaughey’s tots, Rob always knows where to find the best scoop. Before Rob was one of the world’s most successful entertainment reporters, he was a publicist working for Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Jessica Simpson and Jon Bon Jovi! Now he is bringing all this experience to his new show on I HEART MEDIA in his unique cheeky way, that is always a pinch and never a punch!